Chapter 3

Entering the Text


Bullet Entering and changing the font, size, and color of text

Bullet Creating text boxes and text box shapes

Bullet Creating bulleted and numbered lists

Bullet Placing footers and headers on slides

This chapter explains how to change the appearance of text, create text boxes, and create text box shapes. I solve the riddle of what to do when text doesn’t fit in a text box or text placeholder frame. You also discover how to align text, handle bulleted and numbered lists, and put footers and headers on all or some of the slides in your presentation.

By the time you finish reading this chapter, if you read it all the way through, you will be one of those people others turn to when they have a PowerPoint question about entering text on slides. You’ll become a little guru in your own right.

Entering Text

No presentation is complete without a word or two, which is why the first thing you see when you add a new slide to a presentation are the words “Click to add text.” As soon as you “click,” the words of instruction disappear, and you’re free to enter a title or text ...

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